Somewhere In Time

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Somewhere In Time was filmed on location on Mackinac Island, Michigan and in Chicago, IL. It is the story of a young man who travels back in time from 1972 to 1912 in search of a beautiful woman whose photograph has captured his heart.

Over 30 years ago this time-travel romance movie starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright and a host of Mackinac Island extras!

Year round Mackinac Island, Michigan residents and summer residents still talk about the glorious time being extras in the film or the great fun having such famous people on the Island! 

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Jane Seymour, James P. Dunnigan, Eugene T. Petersen

The Sound Track is a classic if you are a romantic...

The soundtrack for this movie is beautiful and will be the perfect addition for your music collection or as a gift for someone special. 

The Fan Club for this movie, SIT, is very active and hosts a weekend at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island every fall to honor the film.

The Grand Hotel's "Somewhere In Time" Package Is Very Romantic

Somewhere In Time Guests at the Grand Hotel

Don’t miss your chance to travel back in time! Every year the Grand Hotel has a weekend celebrating this romantic and epic movie. It's always sometime in October so check out this year's Grand Hotel's "Somewhere in Time" Romantic weekend.

This is the perfect weekend for movie lovers who want to know the cinematic secrets of the timeless classic film that was filmed at the Grand Hotel and on Mackinac Island in 1979 and released in 1980.

The weekend includes:

  • a screening of the film,
  • discussions of the movie’s production process,
  • visits with returning cast and crew, and
  • hotel guests are invited to make a cameo appearance in costume at the cocktail receptions, costume promenade, and Grand Luncheon Buffet.
  • A full breakfast and five-course dinner are included daily.

Most of those attending this event dress in vintage clothing, adding to the nostalgic atmosphere during their stay. Each year there are tours of the actual movie locations, a celebrity panel, trivia contest, a costume promenade, cocktail parties, dinners, and much more.

Various members of the cast and crew attend every year. Christopher Reeve attended in 1994 and Jane Seymour in 2002. It is said to be a memorable event, highly anticipated and greatly enjoyed.

One of the Island extras, James P. Dunnigan, accidentally spoke during one of his scenes and it was decided that they would keep it in the movie.

Consequently, he had to join the Screen Actors Guild, got his name in the credits and received a royalty check from time to time! It was great fun and he enjoyed every minute of the adventure!

 Marcia's Insider tip: If you are biking around the Island, be on the lookout for the “IS IT YOU?” plaque commemorating the site where that scene was filmed. It is located lakeside with a view of the Mackinac Bridge in the background.

All the Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts fill up for this romantic event, so, don't delay in getting your room!

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